- NYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'
Associated Press, Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 02:02 PM
Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast.
- German govt backs authors in spat with Amazon
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 11:44 AM
Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher. A letter signed by over 1,000 German-language writers criticized Amazon's behavior in a dispute with publisher Bonnier, saying deliveries of books by authors with the publisher have been slowed and that authors with Bonnier are missing from recommendation lists as a result of manipulation. Amazon said Bonnier makes it significantly more expensive for it to buy e-books than printed editions though e-books don't carry printing and transport costs.
- Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking 'Mission Blue'
Associated Press, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 11:00 AM
When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.
- Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
The Daily Gazette, Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 06:02 AM
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."
- Debbie Reynolds to get SAG Life Achievement Award
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 06:47 PM
The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian achievements. The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January.
- K. Michelle links with Idris Elba for VH1 musical
Associated Press, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 02:16 PM
When Idris Elba agreed to direct K. Michelle's TV musical, the R&B singer thought he was kidding.
- NBC's Brian Williams taking on new competition
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 08/18/2014 - 06:47 AM
Wearing shades as he walked back to work following a pizza lunch recently, Brian Williams ducked into Rockefeller Center and passed a tour guide who noted the celebrity sightin…
- Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Sunday - 08/17/2014 - 07:05 AM
In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show.
- 'Atlanta Exes' members create own lane to fame
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Saturday - 08/16/2014 - 12:20 PM
Torrei Hart's career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career.
- Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life
Associated Press, Saturday - 08/16/2014 - 10:56 AM
Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.
- Jackie Chan: It's time to slow down
Associated Press, Friday - 08/15/2014 - 11:21 AM
Action movie veteran Jackie Chan admits doing stunt work is "not like it used to be" as he no longer bounces back from big scenes.
- Robin Williams' wife statement on Parkinson's
Associated Press, Thursday - 08/14/2014 - 04:03 PM
Susan Schneider, Robin Williams' wife, released the following statement Thursday announcing her husband had early stages of Parkinson's disease: